Black Lunch Table
(October 2018 - present)
Organize all aspects of project administration with project directors (based in New York and Chicago). Create, organize, and maintain institutional archive
Correspond with institutions and participants
Manage the organization and flow of team meetings and administration.
Facilitate conversations between team members, directors, and host institutions.
Website updates and management.
Organize work flows among the audio processing team.
Work closely with project directors to facilitate event production.
Research participants and manage the production of invitations
Research host institutions and surrounding communities to produce dialogues that are contemporary and regionally relevant
Assist with Wikipedia event preparation and project maintenance.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
(October 2015 - May 2017)
Multicultural Affairs Graduate Coordinator
Develop an archival system for the Multicultural Affairs Digital Archives following best archival practices
Supervise a team of five student workers with the goal of carrying out daily, weekly, and monthly objectives for the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Directly report to Rashayla Brown, Director of Multicultural Affairs for Diversity and Inclusion, on the behalf of SAIC's twenty student-run affinity groups.
Schedule rooms for group meetings, critiques surrounding cultural diversity, and other programming at SAIC.
Organize the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Committee meeting to promote faculty, staff, and student relations.
Manage budget proposals for student groups funding projects.
Advise students on best practices for developing programming, written materials, and promotional materials.
Promoted to Experienced Graduate Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs (August 2016- May 2017)
The Art Institute of Chicago’s Ryerson and Burnham Library (August 2017 – present)
Circulation Assistant (Aug 2017 – May 2019)
Assist with research inquiries into the library’s special collections, and archives
Answer patron reference and research requests in person, via email, and by phone
Handle rare and fragile documents
Chicago Public Library
October 2017-October 2018
Library Associate – Exhibits
Curate long-term exhibits for public exhibition spaces at the Harold Washington Library
Handle rare books and documents, original artworks, and reproductions during preparation and install of exhibition series
Collaborate with artists, curators, and librarians to design art exhibits for 79 Chicago public library sites
Coordinate and facilitate gallery talks, public programming, and openings for art exhibits at the Harold Washington Library
Prepare and design layouts for installations
Prepare and complete loan agreements, insurance, and condition reports for works on loan
Chair of the Exhibits Subcommittee for Chicago Public Library’s LGBT Pride Cohort
Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection (January 2016 – May 2017)
Special Collections Assistant
Curate selections from the collection for projects as determined by requests from researchers, students, faculty, and staff
Conduct orientations for visitors regarding collection scope and history
Promote the collections to increase visibility and usage (on-campus, via social media outlets, etc.)
Catalogue and pre-catalogue new acquisitions, including digital imaging, filing metadata, and enumerating objects with collection reference numbers
Ripon College Rodman Center for the Arts and Caestecker Gallery (September 2011-May 2015)
Archives and Oral History Representative
Design exhibitions on projects central to the history of Ripon College and the City of Ripon
Digitize images within the archives and create displays in Ripon College's Lane Library vitrines and Ripon College’s West Hall Museum
Provide museological or archival information and facts regarding Ripon College, the City of Ripon, Lane Library to visiting patrons
Catalogue and pre-catalogue new acquisitions, including digital imaging, filing metadata, and enumerating objects with collection reference numbers.
Exhibition and Installation Specialist
A Taste of Trotter
Harold Washington Library – Chicago Public Library (October 2018 - ongoing)
Resilient Souls: The Colors of Education
Harold Washington Library – Chicago Public Library (July 2018 - October 2018)
Pintando: The Colors of Education
Harold Washington Library – Chicago Public Library (May 2018 - August 2018)
The Library is Open: A Queer Lexicon
Harold Washington Library – Chicago Public Library (June 2018 - July 2018)
Powered by Femmes: A Showcase of Women and Femme Artists in Chicago
Harold Washington Library – Chicago Public Library (March 2018 – April 2018)
When Home Won’t Let You Stay
Harold Washington Library – Chicago Public Library (March - April 2018)
Patrick Thompson: The Color of Jazz
Harold Washington Library – Chicago Public Library (January 2018 - March 2018)
Visualizing and Performing Queer Heresies
Curate exhibition using material from three special collections in the School of the Art Institute’s Flaxman Library.
Co-design and co-write a zine with a local artist for inclusion in the library and collection
Develop theme of exhibition surrounding visual and social affinities regarding the persecution of witches and contemporary issues facing Queer communities and Communities of Color.
Coordinate a cultural event that included music, food, and art by engaging with culture-based student groups on SAIC’s campus.
Lead performance of thesis-driven performance while directing dancers, choreographer, and costume designers.
SAIC/SSCAC 150th/75th Anniversary Exhibition: Shared History
Assistant Curatorial Director
(January 2016-May 2016)
Assist in the planning of an exhibition involving thirty living artists and ten iconic historic Black artists.
Develop a call for artists and curators for an exhibition with Chicago’s South Side Community Art Center.
Hire and direct a ten-person curatorial team under the guidance of Lead Curator Rashayla Brown.
Manage and proofread the production of an exhibition catalogue with publications designer.
Organize install schedule for curatorial committee and artists.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2019-present: Master of Library and Information Sciences
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL
Master of Arts, May 2017, Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism
Honors & Awards: SAIC Graduate Student Merit Award, Archibald Motley Fund, Student Leadership Award
Master’s Thesis: Queer Heretics: Case Studies in the Convergence of Witchcraft and Queerness in Contemporary Art
Ripon College, Ripon, WI
Bachelor of Arts, May 2015, Art History; Anthropology GPA: 3.73
Honors & Awards: David L. and Elizabeth W. Harris Memorial Scholarship, Ripon College Laurel Honor Society, Lambda Alpha Honor Society, Ripon College Dean’s List
Languages: German: Fluent (writing, reading); Basic (speaking)